Annette Dölker

An expert in senior management and supervisory board assignments, Dr Annette Dölker advises clients on how to build and develop outstanding senior leadership teams. Annette is a core member of Russell Reynolds Associates’ global Financial Services sector. Based in Germany, she leads the Hamburg Office of Russell Reynolds Associates. With more than 20 years of professional experience, she is a trusted advisor to industry leaders across insurance, reinsurance, asset management and banking

Annette advises boards, CEOs and senior-level executives on building excellent leadership teams, including cross-industry hiring. She brings expertise and experience to her clients by providing insight into senior leadership talent in numerous areas, including risk, finance, legal, compliance, data and analytics and digital transformation. Annette has recently led Russell Reynolds Associates’ Diversity, Equity & Inclusion practice in EMEA and is globally responsible for the affinity group “Women”. She has spent a decade in executive search. 

Prior to joining the firm, she managed the financial, strategic and legal functions of a Bancassurance group. Before that, she was a Chief Risk Officer in the same group. Earlier, Annette spent a decade with McKinsey & Co. and Accenture, providing strategic, operational and risk expertise to leading insurance and reinsurance clients across Europe. 

"Diversity, equity and inclusion is so powerful at work. If you believe in these values from the bottom of your heart and let them guide everything you do, you will have a great learning experience."

Annette has a masters degree in insurance and business mathematics from the University of Hamburg. She also holds a master's degree in business research and a doctoral degree from Munich's Ludwig Maximilians University. Annette is fluent in English and German and has advanced French language skills.
Certified Actuary and Member of the German Association of Actuaries
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Areas of Expertise

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Executive Search Financial Officers Insurance Technology, Data, and Digital Officers

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